New DEED Funding to Help At-Risk Teens Develop In-Demand Job Skills and Increase Access to Affordable Housing
12 Oct 2023
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced $600,000 in new Youthbuild grants to four community organizations that serve several Minnesota communities. Youthbuild grantees provide at-risk young people construction training and work experience, and the young program participants renovate or build new affordable housing for low-income community members.
The four new grantees – each receiving $150,000 in grant funding– and their communities of focus are:
- Workforce Development, Inc.: Faribault, Northfield and the surrounding area
- Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota: Twin Cities metro, primarily the Midway and Eastside neighborhoods of St. Paul and north Minneapolis
- The Man Up Club: Twin Cities metro, primarily downtown and north Minneapolis, Brooklyn Park and the Eastside neighborhood of St. Paul
- Riverside Plaza Tenants' Association: Cedar-Riverside area of Minneapolis